• C32-8

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Discussion of General Electric locomotive technology. Current official information can be found here: www.getransportation.com.

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  by U-Haul
 
THANK YOU FOR POSTING THOSE PICTURES!! I'M ALMOST HISTERICAL WITH RELEIF!! I am going to try my best to go down there as soon as possible (ASAP)!!!! the C32-8 lives!! Area any of the C32-8s blue?
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... x?id=13762
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=122513
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... ?id=230967
http://www.trainweb.org/csxphotos/photo ... 7477cr.jpg
I forgot to mention I took some photos at Juntion City Mining. It was hard, but I managed to out run the police with my camera around my neck. (JUST KIDDING) I did not realize these locomotives were there though. http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=117055
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=117054

  by railroadcarmover
 
If you can provide me with a list of the road number series for this locomotive i will look at my list of units at RMDI ( dated 12/04 ). I have done contract work for Ron at his shop on a trackmobile and i picked up a list of all the road numbers of what he has stored there.

  by scottychaos
 
railroadcarmover wrote:If you can provide me with a list of the road number series for this locomotive i will look at my list of units at RMDI ( dated 12/04 ). I have done contract work for Ron at his shop on a trackmobile and i picked up a list of all the road numbers of what he has stored there.
Only 10 ever built.

Conrail 6610-6619.

Im having trouble finding accurate NS/CSX split info for the C32-8's.
I have found several different rosters/lists on-line, some say all 10 went to NS, others say all 10 went to CSX, and still others say they were split up!
weird..

I think its clear they were split..
we have evidence of some running with NS, and others with CSX after the Conrail split..

anyone have accurate NS/CSX split info?

Scot

  by sallenparks
 
From RailPace back when the split happened.Six to NS four to CSX.The CSX #'s are Conrail 6610,6612,6617,6618 New CSX #'s 7476-7479.Dosen't say NS's new #'s though I think they where 8200's maybe.

  by Bryanjones
 
originally when Conrail was splitup CSX recieved 4 C32-8's and NS 6. However when the lease expired on them shortly after the splitup, CSX returned these 4 units to GE who then leased them to the NS, thus in the end NS did end up with all 10 units.

Bryan Jones

  by scottychaos
 
Here are all the photos Adam took that show the C32-8's..
at the time he didnt know they were anything special, so he didnt focus on them!

I just read on another forum that they might be scrapped even now..
but the person from RMDI didnt seem absoultely sure which engines were which.
so they might still be there, but they might not.. :(

tick tick tick..(thats time ticking!)

http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/5306/c328011sp.jpg

http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/2189/c328029so.jpg

http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/7920/c328036lf.jpg

Scot

  by scottychaos
 
Some of my pics..
used to see them fairly often on the Southern Tier main.
I was in highschool in the mid 80's..used to ride my 10-speed bike to the tracks in Waverly, and the RR museum in Sayre all the time!

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Scot

  by GOLDEN-ARM
 
Brings back some good memories, running those ugly, hump-backed beasts, up and down the River Line. The worst part of all, was the doors, obviously designed by a person only five foot tall. (the inside joke on Conrail, was these were designed, by the Japanese, to torture us hoggers) Those were like climbing through the doors on a submarine. Pretty decent pullers, by GE standards, I often wondered why there were only ten built, as they performed well, once they got rolling, over ten miles per hour. Certainly more to look at, than a C-39-8, or those horrible Dash-7's. Thanks for sharing, Scot........ :-D

  by U-Haul
 
The C32-8 was in General Electric's line up, but nobody bought any. The Norfolk Southern units were probably numbered 8460-65. Later when NS got CSX's the four were renumbered 8466-8469. Is just the door into the cab 5 feet or is the whole cab about 5 feet tall?
http://www.nslocos.com/crc32.html
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Last edited by U-Haul on Tue Feb 28, 2006 9:22 pm, edited 1 time in total.

  by MEC407
 
Well here ya' go guys. One of 'em survives in Brazil!

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=135199

  by scottychaos
 
wow! thats amazing! :P
anyone know which engine she is?
or how she got to Brazil??

Scot

  by SOU2645
 
The Brazil unit is likely ex JCMX 8466/NS 8466 nee CR 6616. Progress Rail has been selling old GE's to South America lately and may well have shipped out the former Junction City Mining unit.
Larry

  by SOU2645
 
NS initially renumbered the 6 they got at the split as 8543-8548 (8548 ex CR 6619 was the only one in blue paint having been rebuilt after a wreck and it was one of 2 with later Dash 8 cabs). When they got CSX's 4 (numbered as 7476-7479) they renumbered all 10 in original order as 8460-8469. NS 8462 (CR 6612) is one of the survivors at RMDI as it is the one pictured with the later style cab.
Larry

  by thannon
 
Scotty-

How did you see them with sunshine around here??? :-D

  by ANDY117
 
He wasn't in Binghamton that's why! I occasionaly get lucky with photos around here, but not often. Now where in Waverly was that? There by the cheese factory? Or out on the Tier?